You’ve been dreaming of a world trip for a long time? Freedom, nature, exotic countries, new people, discovering wonderful places and unforgettable experiences. You want to discover the whole world and travel nonstop?
Unfortunately, this is only possible with money!
You need money to jump in Australia with the parachute and to make a road trip in South America!
Check now the best 15 money saving tips on how to save money for your next vacation or trip. How and where you can easily minimize costs without living worse!
Some tips may result in minimal savings initially, while others you will immediately save whole chunks of money.
Whether the success is immediately felt or can only be expected after a certain time: The fact is that we can now save a lot of money four our dream trip soon!
Let’s begin with the first tip!
1. Cooking instead of eating at the restaurant
Instead of leaving a lot of money in the restaurant, you should cook something delicious. Spell a delicious dinner for your partner or cook together. You like to meet with friends in bars and restaurants, how about a cooking evening? Invite your friends and cook together.
Also, a joint cocktail evening is a lot of fun! Buy all the ingredients and mix them with friends at home. Taste new varieties and save, because the prices in a cocktail bar are extremely high.
Check our guide: Ten Tips To Save money when shopping
2. Watch movies at home instead of cinema
Do you like to go to the cinema with your partner? How about a romantic cuddling evening on the sofa? With home-made milkshakes and popcorn? Check out a DVD or rent a movie online.
3. Compare contracts (electricity & co.)
Even if that sounds incredibly boring and is also, you can really save money here. Even if it is “just” 5 € a month. According to the slogan: “Little cattle also make crap.” 5 € per month is already 60 € per year and this 60 € already allow you one day in Sydney.
Imagine what you can do with your money!
4. We are over-insured – sometimes even double!
Look for if you really need all the insurances. Can not you also waive legal protection or household insurance?
Sometimes we are even double insured? In my credit card is a foreign insurance with it, so I could cancel my existing for short breaks and travel. Saving money again!
If you now think: Because of the few euros – from the saved I can even pay a stay in Thailand for one night.
5. Check your mobile phone contract
Does it really have to be the maximum one, with unlimited minutes and 20 GB of traffic? Why don’t you buy the cheaper version? Prepaid cards also have good prices and you can recharge them only when you need them
With this you are flexible, each time packages can be booked or booked off and you are not bound to any running time. If you are traveling abroad for a long time, you do not have to pay any fees for prepaid cards without taking advantage of them!
Did you know: almost every normal mobile phone contract you can stop for half a year. Thus, if you travel for a while, you can save yourself the senseless costs for the smartphone!
6. Cancel the gym subscription if you do not use it
Are you going to the gym? Be honest now: Are you really going or have you just registered?
In your New Year’s euphoria did you sign up and were you not even there? Then it is high time to unsubscribe and save you the money.
Cheap alternatives to the gym are, for example, clubs (volleyball, football) and hourly payable training.
Did you know that most health insurance companies once a year offer their members free courses for yoga, spinning hours and so on?
The best thing to do is to get your health insurance!
7. Muck out and sell via E-Bay
We collect so many things: countless DVDs, CD, computer or PlayStation games. Most of them have been stuck in the closet for a while. Sell them on different platforms like E-bay or OLX.
The same is true for furniture of all kinds: be it your wardrobe, your couch table or your desk, which takes place senselessly in the basement. Use it at E-Bay classified ads. Sure someone finds the furniture and decoration for small money would like to buy.
8. Buy used things on Ebay
Do you need a new sofa, a chest of drawers or a clothes-maker? I myself have my beautiful sofa over classifieds bought and unlike the original price 700 € saved and the sofa is in top condition!
You can check all the goods before you buy them. This is how you make sure everything is in order.
To be honest, the majority of my furniture is used or built itself. You are offered a huge selection for little money and everything is in your area!
9. Choose the right credit card
I personally own two credit cards. The emergency credit card is from the savings bank. It does not cost me a penny, but unfortunately, I pay every time I want to withdraw money abroad.
There are credit cards that you can withdraw money free of charge anywhere in the world. I have one and I am very satisfied with the credit card so far. So call your bank or check their website and make sure you have the best offer from them. Also check other banks as well, there are promotions all over the year.
Check out the previous article: 4 Things you should know about credit card offers.
10. Compare flight prices
When comparing flights, you can save an enormous amount of money. Up to € 500 and more are included!
To find the cheapest flight you should:
- Use the best search engines (Skyscanner, Kayak or Momonto)
- Be flexible with regard to flight times (during the week and at night the flights are cheaper)
- Please note additional costs – luggage, transportation to the airport etc.
11. Minimize housing costs
Do you really need 70 square feet? Is not even a smaller apartment for you or even a shared room? Living space is very expensive, you can save a lot of money! And when you decide to look for a smaller home, you can directly jam your stuff.
12. Rent your apartment
When you are on the road, you can sublet your apartment. Be it with the long-term trip or rent it with AirBNB or HouseTrip. The money you get can go directly to your next trip fund.
13. Keep a household book
Keep a book on what you spend money on and how much. In this way, you can see where your savings potential is. Maybe you are eating a lot or you are going to eat in a restaurant a bit more than you thought. It is really interesting to know your own behavior and discover where your money goes.
There are mobile applications for that you don’t need a notebook for that.
14. Cook food for work
For lunch on work can be a lot of money go on it. Eating in the canteen or a meal at the snack bar are neither healthy nor cheap.
Do you have a microwave on your work? Outstanding! You can pre-cook your lunch the day before and enjoy the next day during your break. This will save you a lot of money.
Even if you do not have a microwave in your office, you can prepare many tasty meals from salad, a green smoothie to wraps.
19. Do you actually need your car?
Do you really need your car? Do not you come by train, subway or bus from A to B? Are you really dependent on your vehicle? If not sell it! You also save the taxes, the fuel, and the insurance. There is a lot of money.
If you still need your car check some great tips on how to save on gas,reduce your car insurance and be a good car owner.
You see there are many ways to save money. Some are boring or tedious, but you can minimize a lot of costs. Your travel agent will thank you!
Other tips are easy to put and even make fun like a movie evening with friends or cook with your partner.
For you the most important tips in brief:
- Cooking instead of eating
- Film evening instead of cinema visit
- Pre-cook for the work
- Household book
- Do you need such a large apartment?
- Do not buy new but used
- Are you dependent on your own car?
- Rent your apartment while you are traveling
- Compare your professional flights
- Use the cheapest credit card
- Check insurances, subscriptions, clubs, additional TV programs, mobile phone deals, and co.
Even if you see some tips at first sight from the cost savings minimal so you’ll see that they will help you save a lot of money. The many small costs, after a year a lot of money!
You can use the money saved for a world trip, for a flight to the Maldives or for a trip through Africa.
No matter where you save, I wish you a lot of fun and above all success.